The bitter watches of the night

Pass slowly 'neath your wand'ring eyes

While love sleeps unknowingly

You watch with hardened sight

The glances in the meeting hall

A careless touch, a whispered prayer

You hoard them like a dragon's gold

Love dances like a graceful bird

Unknowing of your plight

It pains you, seeing your desire

Floating there, just out of reach

You've not the brawn to slay a monster

Though some would call you thus a beast

Your crime is unrequited love

Love does not share your pain

Caught up in love's own heartache

Love decries you as a thief

A worm, a crawling little thing

To be squished beneath the heel

Of no importance.